WHO WE ARE
Erika began her Pilates journey in 2003 as a way of rehabilitating her body and rebuild foundational strength from sustained injuries in a car accident. It wasn’t until 2011 that official training began leading to certification in All Mat, Reformer, and Apparatus Modules through a Balanced Body Curriculum at College of San Mateo. In 2012, Springboard Training at EHS Pilates in San Francisco was added to her repertoire, and shortly after, in 2013, she added prenatal and postnatal Preggo Pilates certification. In addition, Erika holds a traditional B.S. in Business Administration and Management from San Francisco State University.
From physical training office to big name studios in the Bay Area, Erika has extensively covered every format over the past 7-years, showcasing her expanding body of Pilates knowledge, as well as her 15-years of classical training in Ballet - precision with grace.
One of her strongest skills is her capacity to assess the physical condition of the students and making appropriate changes in the methods required for maximum effectiveness.
With utmost patience, she evaluates the level of the student/client and teach proper exercise techniques with the correct use and safety of equipment, with strong focus on rehabilitation.
Erika takes a fun, fresh and holistic approach to fitness by integrating multiple disciplines and innovative styles. The fluidity, precision, and clean graceful lines of Pilates immediately resonated within her, igniting a passion to teach others about the many benefits of deep core strength and enhanced body awareness. Her ongoing commitment to expand her body of knowledge motivates her to seek and incorporate the most effective methodologies available. Erika believes that, together, we can enhance our life experience by supporting and strengthening our mind-body connection, pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone in order to discover new levels of untapped vitality within.